Thanks to a grant from the Pears #iwill Fund, this online training course on the importance of social action and how to introduce the topic to children, is now available to primary teachers for FREE.

The materials in this bite-size one hour course are designed to lead you to key learning points about what social action is, and the value of running such projects with primary aged children. This is done through a mixture of text to read and digest, answering questions about video clips, completing quizzes and watching presentations. There are also handouts on key points and copies of presentations which you can download and use again later. What’s more, this course is certified by the CPD Standards Office and validated as contributing to one hour’s CPD.

The objectives of this training are to:

  • Introduce teachers to the concept of facilitating social action in primary schools
  • Explore the triple benefit of social action: to the child, to the school, to the community.
  • Explore different types of social action.
  • Explore what makes an effective social action project for primary school aged children.
  • Share good practice examples of social action taking place in primary schools.
  • Introduce the Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge programme as a framework for primary school social action.

Course Structure:

  • Lecture 1: What is social action?
  • Lecture 2: Who benefits from social action projects running in primary schools?
  • Lecture 3: What makes an effective social action project? Sharing good practice.
  • Lecture 4: A structure for your social action projects: Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge.
  • Lecture 5: Test what you've learnt.
  • Lecture 6: What will do you with your learning?


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Please note: due to funding the course has been designed to be used by teachers working in England, and so if you're hoping to access it from elsewhere you are very welcome - but remember you may need to tweak a few of the references to English policies and procedures to make them relevant to your own context.

This programme has been made possible by a grant from the Pears #iwill Fund.